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Geneva, The Swiss International Interface

It seems that Geneva has been dedicated to be the international interface of Switzerland, far away from the inland mentality. It’s probably the best way to protect the country and to maintain its economic system as one of the most efficient in the world.

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Typical “safe-deposit” style office building hosting also luxury shops.

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“Les Mouettes”, small public transport boats used by tourists to cross the lake.

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Old town street.

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Home of many international organisations headquarters.

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Swiss people are very involved in politics with many organised popular votes.

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Cresta Run, Ladies And Gentlemen Only

Traditionnaly reserved to gentlemen, the Saint-Moritz Cresta Run tobogganing club opened its doors to the women last Monday. Due to its strong partnership with the British Army where both genders are equally considered, the tobogganing competition organisers decided to welcome ladies for the first time.

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Cresta Run Club main building.

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Natural icy track in the middle of St-Moritz.

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Beginners are welcome.

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As fast as you can.

 

Bern, In The Heart of Switzerland

The Swiss political capital city reveals the deep character of a country where traditions are well mixed with modernity.

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Cathedral and old town are surrounded by the Aare river.

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Calm and tranquility, two well known Swiss specialties.

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Everyone can reach all major cities and ski resorts by train within two hours maximum.

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The Federal Palace, home of the National Council.

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Elysian fields.

Bordeaux Vineyards Resisted To The Storms

The december 2017 storms and the following ones at the beginning of 2018 didn’t hurt the Bordelais vineyards. They made them stronger which is good for the vintage.

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Winemakers at work.

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Château Margaux.

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Libournais vineyards.

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Château d’Yquem in Sauternes area.

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Saint-Emilion.

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Ready to grow.

Burgundy Ready To Deliver 2018 Grands Crus

Every vintage starts in winter when the vine gets its strength by diving deep into the ground to survive to the harsh conditions.

Grands Crus around the corner.

Montrachet vineyards.

Lunch-time for the Romanée-Conti Domain winemakers.

Clos de Vougeot.

Gevrey-Chambertin.

The Patriarche wine cellar in Beaune.

Typical historical shelter in Chambertin Clos de Bèze vineyards.